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Denis Pitcher

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  • Missing the boat on payments innovation
    Feb 11, 2020 8:00 am

    Missing the boat on payments innovation

    It is entirely possible that Bermuda could find itself excluded from the future of financial services. Companies such as PayPal, Square, Venmo, Stripe and Revolut are revolutionising the payments and remittances industry, just not in Bermuda.

  • Cryptocurrencies: separating misconception from potential
    Oct 15, 2019 8:00 am

    Cryptocurrencies: separating misconception from potential

    Cryptocurrency is such a nebulous term and it creates a lot of confusion from the underlying potential of the technology that powers it. There is a wide spectrum of the field of cryptocurrencies between bitcoin and initial coin offerings, and the...

  • Programmable money open for business
    Aug 14, 2019 8:00 am

    Programmable money open for business

    Open, programmable money is changing the way we understand and use money. It will reform how we interact with each other in ways that will drive new efficiencies and opportunities. It will allow us to enhance the traditional concept of money to...

  • Looking for the right fit
    Jul 8, 2019 8:00 am

    Looking for the right fit

    Bermuda’s focus on fintech has been primarily around economic diversification in the application of technology. This is much broader than the narrow scope of simply initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies.

    We have spent the past two...

  • Think smart about contracts
    Jun 28, 2019 8:00 am

    Think smart about contracts

    It has been more than 20 years since American computer scientist Nick Szabo first proposed the concept of digitised agreements made between individuals and organisations called smart contracts. We are only just beginning to realise the power of...

  • The standardisation revolution
    May 3, 2019 8:00 am

    The standardisation revolution

    Standardisation of screw threads and the introduction of interchangeable parts in the late half of the 19th century were pivotal in driving the industrial revolution. They made mass manufacturing and componentisation possible, and were...

  • Risk and reward: the tried and trusted Bermuda standard
    Mar 26, 2019 8:00 am

    Risk and reward: the tried and trusted Bermuda standard

    Bermuda has a long history of global trade and disruptive innovation. Our location and ability to innovate quickly played a pivotal role in the early days of trade in the founding of the New World, just as it does today.

    Our focus on...

  • JPM Coin a significant step for fintech
    Feb 26, 2019 8:00 am

    JPM Coin a significant step for fintech

    Recently, JP Morgan introduced its own cryptocurrency, JPM Coin. This is big news for the fintech and cryptocurrency community because it showcases how mainstream players are experimenting with the technology.

    In order to understand what...

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